Cardiology MCQ – Associations of primary aldosteronism – Answer
Which of the following are associated with primary aldosteronism?
Correct answer 4. All of the above
Primary aldosteronism is one of the potentially curable causes of hypertension. Salt and water retention can cause edema of upper airways leading to obstructive sleep apnea. Hypoxia induced secretion of endothelin 1 can enhance aldosterone secretion as well. Prospective Appraisal of the Prevalence of Primary aldosteronism in HYpertensive patients presenting with atrial flutter or fibrillation (PAPPHY) is one of the studies which has shown a link between atrial fibrillation and primary aldosteronism.